The first stop on my year off travels was Iceland! These pictures are from the first two days.
On day one we drove from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park, then to Geysir and finally Hella for the night. Day two was particularly busy with stops at Seljalandsfoss, Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Kirkjufjara beach, and Reynisfjara Beach aka Black Sand Beach.
Group picture at our first waterfall of the trip in Thingvellir National Park.
Pictured: Nicole, Merjen, me
This was my first picture taken in Iceland! At Thingvellir National Park.
The nature in Iceland is endless and refreshing.
If you go here prepare to get soaked.
Our second waterfall of day two was Skogafoss.
Our first glacier of the trip, Solheimajokull.
We hiked up to this swimming pool that is fed partly by a hot spring. It’s open to the public and wasn’t very crowded when we got there, but it’s only cleaned once a summer and was fairly covered in algae.
I think this rock formation looks like a nose.
Pictured: Me, Nicole, Merjen
A glacier and volcanic black sand in one place. Nature is wild.
Our last stop of the second day of the trip was Black Sand Beach. Pictured: Nicole, myself, and Merjen.
Drones are not allowed at many popular locations around Iceland. It makes sense because these places are full of people and certain locations are incredibly windy which makes flying in general not a good idea.
On our first night we stayed in an AirBnB just outside of Hella. This was the view from outside the house. The hay bales were a common sight throughout our trip.
The side of this cliff was the only location where we saw puffins.